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Wedding Trends on the Rise for 2012 include… full skirts with lots and lots of detailing!

Although many couture wedding gowns are “classic” and never go out of style, there are trends that tend to pop up every now and then. Here are the trends that are seen walking down both the red carpet, and the aisle! I can reassure you, they are all fabulous!

* The Strapless Gowns: There is still a love of strapless gowns that we still see celebrities wearing.  Strapless, form-fitted styles that have asymetrical pleating across the bodice and throughout the hip with trumpet flared skirts have been a big trend.  The gowns are usually made out of luxurious silk satin, chiffon, organza, taffeta or lace.  Strapless full ballgown bridal gowns have also been strong, too.  Especially, with Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier’s collections.

Anne Barge La Fleur LF196 Couture Bridal Gown

Anne Barge La Fleur LF196 Couture Bridal Gown - Elegant!

Badgley Mischka Clara Gown with chantilly lace, silk organza and sparkling crystals - Magnificent!

* The Mermaid and Trumpet Gowns: A mermaid-style red Reem Acra gown was shown off, flattering Eva Longoria’s body on the red carpet.  These gowns are definitely growing in popularity- mostly because they are sexy gowns that are fitted to the body all the way to the knees (some to the upper thighs), and then flare outward.  They can be very flattering with the right body! Although seen in some lace, the material popularly used with this trend is mainly silk organzas.

Ines Di Santo Havana Couture Bridal Gown

Ines Di Santo Havana Gown with chantilly lace - Gorgeous!

Vera Wang 1G083 Couture Bridal Gown

Vera Wang 1G083 Silk Organza Gown - Beautiful!

*The Full and Detailed Skirts: There have been more and more gowns seen on the red carpet, and more so in bridal fashion, that have intricate pieces of fabrics layered upon each other. In many gowns, the fabric’s layers put all together tend to look like little flowers all around the lower half of the dress. The skirt seems to almost flares out slightly, yet flows delicately with movement.  Designer gowns such as Monique Lhuillier bridal gowns and Vera Wang wedding dresses illustrate this artistic detailing.

Monique Lhuillier Soleil Couture Bridal Gown

Monique Lhuillier Soleil Platinum Collection Gown - Beyond Amazing!

Vera Wang Eleanor 120110 Couture Bridal Gown

Vera Wang Eleanor 120110 tulle gown - This gown was originally designed for "Sex in the City- for Carrie's Vogue Photo Shoot" - A Masterpiece!

·      Gowns with Belts: Beaded belts and ribbon sashes are both very popular on the red carpet and in the bridal magazines.  They had just the right amount of bling/color to an ordinary or plain wedding dress.

Anne Barge La Fleur LF193 sparkling crystal sash

Anne Barge La Fleur LF193 sparkling crystal sash - Perfection!

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